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Driftwood Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Bardsea, Cumbria

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sleeps 5
3 rooms
1 bathroom

Driftwood Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Driftwood Cottage is a stunning beach-style cottage, set in Baycliff, just two miles from Bardsea and nestling on the shore overlooking Morecambe Bay and can sleep five people. This all ground floor cottage has a double bedroom, a king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request), a single bedroom, a shower room and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a woodburner. Outside there is off road parking for two cars and a large patio area. Driftwood Cottage is an ideal base for a relaxing break away.

Positioned on a hill overlooking Morecambe Bay is the small village of Bardsea. This remote settlement grew from a small fishing village and farming area to become a major transportation link for coal, iron ore and corn. Today, Bardsea still retains its fishing heritage, and features two pubs, both of which serve fine ales and good food. The village itself is located close to Furness Abbey, whilst the market town of Ulverston is just two miles away, and maintains its street market tradition, hosting one every Thursday and Saturday throughout the year. Ulverston is also the location for many festivals including an amazing lantern procession in November and a Dickensian weekend in early December. With all the attractions of the Lake District National Park within easy driving distance, and the sandy beaches of the Furness coast close by, this peaceful spot has plenty to offer.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Electric heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed, large patio area with furniture. Three well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 1 mile, pub 5 mins walk.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Mrs Sheldon
May 2016
In a great location, right on the beach - we went every day! It was very clean, and the owner was extremely helpful considerate. Great, we really enjoyed our stay.
Mrs Boardman
June 2016
Driftwood cottage was in a perfect spot, right next to the beach. It was so relaxing and the children spent most days on the beach. As a family with a dog we could not have had a better holiday. We have already booked for next year; thanks.
Mr Slater
January 2016
The greatest thing about Driftwood is the location. Fantastic for a quiet holiday with the dogs and good local amenities. The cottage itself had everything we needed, comfortable and warm with the wood burner lit. We have already booked again.
Mr Pickwick
July 2016
This is a gem of a cottage, right on the beach and away from all the hustle and bustle of town/city life. Amazing views and plenty to do round and about. We loved it, dogs loved it, the adults and kids loved it. If you want to chill, this is the place.
Mr Caygill
January 2015
The location is absolutely fantastic - even in a wet and windy January. Driftwood is a lovely, cosy cottage, with splendid views over the Bay and great facilities.
Mrs Burns-Sweeney
January 2016
Fabulous stay! Would highly recommend Driftwood Cottage to people looking for a complete break from the stress of everyday life. Especially great for people with dogs, as the beach is seconds from the front door! Peaceful, quiet and pure stress-free heaven!
Mr Morley
July 2015
The location of the cottage is excellent. The long windows in the lounge enabled an amazing view and the whole place had a comfortable and cosy feel about it.
Mrs White
February 2014
The cottage was lovely and just what we needed at this time of the year, a short break in a lovely location. I would love to return. When arranging to get the key with the owner, she was helpful and polite.
Ms Price
October 2014
Ideal location for pet Lovers! Cottage excellent.
Mrs Nixon
November 2014
The Scandinavian vibe of the cabin was lovely and the laminate floor was practical for the dogs. The closeness to the beach was amazing, it made it very relaxing. The view through the large picture window out on the estuary was amazing. Having Wifi and a dishwasher was a bonus.
Mrs Chandler
February 2014
Stunning location on the beach and perfect for our walking weekend. An extremely comfortable cottage with good quality beds, bedding and kitchen equipment, providing everything needed for a self catering holiday for the three of us. The wood burner and heaters ensured that we were warm and cosy despite the howling winds and rain. The views from the living room were spectacular and in better weather we would have made use of the patio and plentiful garden furniture. A return in calmer weather a real possibility!
Mr Ashcroft
January 2014
Very high quality, very well equipped, wonderful location.
Mrs Spencer
May 2014
The location of the cottage is fantastic, just a few steps from the door and you are on the beach. The dogs loved it.
Mrs Denison
January 2014
Location perfect for visiting family and for beach access. One of the best equipped kitchens we have come across in holiday rentals! Fantastic views and a great base for exploring the Lakes.
Mrs Whitworth
September 2014
Location near the beach- good for dogs to enjoy freedom without being on the lead all of the time as beach is fairly quiet. Pub at the top of the road was nice and friendly. The local town is nice with good choice of shops.
Mrs Parsons
February 2014
Very enjoyable time at Driftwood Cottage, very quiet and relaxing, had the whole beach to ourselves! The cottage was very well equipped with good quality pans, plates, mugs etc. The beds and duvets were very comfortable. We would love to return.
Mr Hobby
December 2013
Had a great time in the property. On the beach location made it ideal for my dogs who also loved it - would recommend.
Mrs Main
October 2013
The cottage and surrounding area was lovely. Direct access to the beach for walks was great. Best view of the sea from a window we have ever had. Cottage was well equipped and decorated to a good standard. All the furnishings added to the sea side theme. Outside furniture and space was fantastic, just a shame we did not have better weather. Would definitely go back.
Mr Chetham
March 2014
An unbeatable location in a chalet style accommodation, with some really nice touches and a panoramic view over Morecambe Bay from the lounge! Peaceful and quiet. We were sorry to leave!
Mr Glover
December 2013
Amazing quiet location, lovely view, fantastic for a peaceful getaway.
Miss Sefton
August 2013
The cottage was in a lovely location, and done to a very high standard.
Mr Ashley
September 2013
It was a lovely place, and we had a good time.
Mr Marshall
November 2013
The views from this property are stunning; an excellent location.
January 2016
Lovely cottage, very well appointed and right on the beach. We took our three dogs and went for long walks on the beach every day. In the afternoon we sat by the log burner and watched the tide come in - perfect. very quiet which is what we wanted and we went for visits to Ulveston and Kendal which are not far. We looked at re-booking before we left and the cottage was booked up until November! Just shows how lovely it is! could recommend highly enough, will definitely go back.
Mr Allen
September 2013
Set in a peaceful setting right next to the beach. Fantastic view from lounge window. Enjoyed my stay. Would use again.
August 2014
Situated right on the beach which was a perfect location for walking the dogs. The cottage was very well equiped with a modern kitchen and comfortable bedrooms. The panoramic views from the lounge were superb. If you want a relaxing and tranquil break in easy reach of the Lake District this is the place for you with or without pets.
July 2015
This cottage is situated at the end of a quiet lane right on the beach. We booked in for a week but would have happily stayed longer as it was very comfortable. The cottage is small but perfectly formed and was a great bolt hold to come back to after a day out exploring the local area. The log fire heated the cottage up very quickly and made snuggling down on a night with a glass of wine very relaxing. We traveled as a family of four with 2 additional fury family members in tow - the dogs loved having the beach so close (made the early morning walk nice and easy) as well as all the other great dog friendly attractions the Lakes has to offer. The local pub (Farmers Arms) was a huge hit with everyone (especially the dogs), food and service were second to none - this place should be a must for anyone staying at the cottage. Roys Ices also shouldn't be missed out on, great selection of ice creams to help finish off the end of each day. Will definitely be back!!!!
February 2014
I have just got back from a 4 night stay at Driftwood Cottage with my husband, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, their two young children and two Whippets. It was a bit of a squeeze but we were out and about most of the time anyway. There isn't much to do within walking distance but we had two cars so wasn't much of an issue. We went to the local pubs Farmers Arms and the Ship Inn for tea both were lovely but preferred The Ship Inn as it was a bit more child friendly and owners were lovely. The cottage itself is beautiful, clean and well equipped. The owner Amy obviously pays attention to detail. The door handle broke and we reported it to Sykes. Amy rang us immediately and sorted out a locksmith to come and fix it. The wood burner was great and we sued it most nights as it warmed the entire cottage quickly. The dogs (and us!) loved having the beach on our doorstep for long windy walks. I would love to come back in the summer as I hear the beach is nice and quiet but it is all booked up till November! A sign of how great this place is. Tranquil, peaceful, relaxing stay away from the hustle and bustle. Will definitely be back soon!
December 2013
It is a quaint little chalet right next to the beach. Fantastic views across the Bay of Morcombe. The windows in the chalet are south facing to lounge gets quiet warm in the day time. Decor in chalet is very nice good facilities. Free WiFi Bedrooms a little small but adequate. Beds very comfortable. Nice bedding. Electric storage heaters and a log burner heating was more than efficient. Lovely garden area to sit out in with ample of out side seating. Drive way into property is a little tight. Lane down to the property is very narrow. Good access to the South Lakes area few miles from Barrow in Furness and Ulverston. Really enjoyed my stay would defo like to use again. Owners leave you to get on and don't bother you, but any problems a phone call and they would do every effort to solve any issues.
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